1) Shows I can't wait to have back:
a) Smallville - I know a lot of viewers are bitter about the direction this show has taken, but I still really enjoy it, in spite of my own frustration with the writers and the showrunners. Tom Welling is beyond gorgeous, I think he's a great actor, and I like that he seems like such a nice guy in real life. I would tune in just for him. I also love Allison Mack. I think Erica Durance is pretty fun, and I hope Justin Hartley comes back - I liked seeing Clark interact with another guy, one who seems to have the hero thing down. I wish Lex were still on the show - I used to love him! *tongue is firmly in cheek*
b) Supernatural - The most underrated show on television! There is such fantastic acting and storytelling going on in this show, I don't know why more people aren't watching it. Is it the genre thing? Anyway, I can't wait to be on the edge of my couch in the dark, experiencing the funny, the scary, the heartbreak, and above all else, the pretty. *is shallow* For me, my enjoyment of the show is made all the better by knowing Jared and Jensen are so close in real life.
c) Friday Night Lights - A treasure of a show, with so much perfection in it, and it's so real. I resisted for the longest time ("but I don't like football!"), but finally got the whole season on iTunes, and was blown away. Wonderful cast, phenomenal writing, and it's not really all that much about football. Also? I LOVE football!
d) The Office - My kind of comedy, and working in an office, I can totally relate (although we don't have anyone as cute as Jim at my work!). It's painful and uncomfortable and hilarious and sweet, all at once. Originally I didn't watch the first season, because I was a snob about liking the British version. Then I bought the DVD, and now I like the American version better than the original. It makes me squirm less, and laugh more.
e) Heroes - This is the show Smallville wishes it could be, if it had a behemoth budget and none of the restrictions of having a comic book icon as its main character. I miss Greg Beeman on Smallville, but I'm glad he grabbed the opportunity to make something as amazing as this show. The actors are such a great mix of my favorites from other shows and awesome new stars. This is a show that actually pays off, where stories are resolved instead of dragged out, and where week after week I gasp in surprise and disbelief at my television screen. I can't wait for the new adventures! Oh, and did I mention the pretty?
2) Shows I watch but am somewhat meh about:
a) Lost - I love it, I hate it, I love it, I hate it. When last season ended, I loved it a lot again, but now it doesn't come on again until when? February?
b) Grey's Anatomy - Although I love a lot of the actors, I hate most of the characters! *g* I never watch it live because I'm watching Supernatural, but I usually catch up on iTunes. Sometimes I think I just watch it so I can talk about it at work. Meh.
c) Ugly Betty - I like everything about this show, but it just doesn't compel me to watch for some reason. I also get this on iTunes, because I watch Smallville when it comes on, and I'll go weeks without catching up. Maybe it's the fashion industry setting? My favorite characters are Marc and Amanda, and I've always been a big fan of Vanessa Williams. I don't know. It's a meh mystery.
3) Shows I'll miss: Gilmore Girls, Veronica Mars, Stargate SG-1, The Dresden Files
4) Shows I just discovered on DVD and love so far: 30 Rock, How I Met Your Mother
5) Shows I can never remember when they're on so I buy them on DVD: Monk, Psych, Stargate Atlantis, Entourage, Scrubs, The Dead Zone
6) Show I'm watching for the first time on DVD: Farscape *loves*
7) Show I'm watching for the first time on DVD next: Doctor Who (Number Nine)
So, did I mention I love television? What about you?